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Lindau Germany’s southern pearl One of Germany’s most beautiful and most visited places is the Bavarian town of Lindau. The historic centre sits on an island that is surrounded by the freshwater Lake Constance, or Bodensee, in German. Characteristic for Lindau’s charm are the historic buildings, magnificent parks and gardens, the harbour and lakeshores – and, of course, the welcoming people. TEXT: ELISABETH DOEHNE PHOTOS: HARI PULKO, WOLFGANG SCHNEIDER, HAJO DIETZ | NÜRNBERGER LUFTBILD & LINDAU TOURISMUS & KONGRESS GMBH.
The town’s atmosphere equals a neverending fascination. Lindau, Bavaria’s most southern city, pairs a distinct maritime flair with alpine scenery and lush gardens. The town’s lighthouse, situated at the tip of the well-known harbour, is a fitting landmark: bright, open, historic, and welcoming – just like the character of the city.
crystal clear lake and a lush countryside. And the backdrop of this scenery provides the snow-capped mountains.The Lindauer mainland offers even more to see and to explore; with spacious and attractive shore areas, historic parks with the Lindenhof Park and the‘Bavarian Riviera’. Unique location and gateway
The location is unique: A historic island with unmistakable charm, surrounded by a
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Nestled on Lake Constance at the foot of the Alps, and populated by about 24,500
people, the town is often described as a gateway to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The geographic term‘boarder triangle’ comes into mind. In fact, visitors can hop on to the passenger ferries that operate from Lindau and serve the Austrian festival city of Bregenz, the German Konstanz and other destinations. Typically, Lindau is mild, sunny, colorful and serene throughout the fall. During the winter, the natural environment changes and days are stormy, mystical, contemplative and quiet. Around Christmas, however, the city’s harbour is transformed into a bright, joyful place. The Lindau Hafenweihnacht (Christmas Harbour) with its atmospheric lighting and festive atmosphere has become a highlight, attracting thousands of visitors each year.
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